Kristen Kepner-Coleman

Kristen Kepner-Coleman

Decatur, GA, US



I have a Professional Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Auburn University.  There I was privileged to study under Sambo Mockbee, for a year, while designing and building the Butterfly House.  I worked on various architectural and interiors projects, both design and design/build while in high school and college. 
I have functioned as project architect on multiple project types for the past 6 years including residential, hospitality, mixed use, commercial, higher education and health care.  I was recently the sustainability coordinator for a large government lab project in the Perkins + Will Science and Technology studio. 

On both architecture and interiors projects I am capable of leading interdisciplinary design charettes, producing design and construction drawings, managing production teams, coordinating engineers and consultants and performing construction administration.  I have detailed interior spaces, selected furnishings, lighting, and fabrics.  Additionally I designed a custom interior water wall, the roof top pool deck and gardens and a custom stone fireplace for Avenue Uptown in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

I have over 6 years experience with Architectural/Engineering coordination in traditional and design/build projects.  I am able to communicate and coordinate with local and international A/E design team members.

I have over thirteen years experience operating CAD R14 through Autodesk ADT 2010 plus two years experience in extensive use of Revit 2010 and 2011.  I was part of the CAD management team at a mid size architectural design firm for three years.

Most recently I was one of three Green Team Leaders for Perkins+ Will.  As such I was an office-wide resource for LEED, Living Building Challenge, Regenerative Design and a wide range of general sustainability issues.  I wrote the Operations Manual for Perkins + Will's new office in Atlanta, interviewed and hired the service providers for the building thus ensuring LEED Operations + Maintenance Certification in 2012.

I am in the process of taking the AREs and gaining my architectural registration.  


Perkins&Will, Atlanta, Technical Coordinator

Oct 2008 - Apr 2011


Auburn University, Auburn, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1997 - May 2001

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